Salt Lake's homeless citizens will be able to get an evening meal every day starting April 5, according to Mayor Palmer DePaulis.
The meal will be served at a facility owned by the Salvation Army, 432 W. Third South, at 6 p.m. nightly. The meals will be prepared cooperatively by the Salvation Army and the Ecumenical Soup Kitchen, a group of Protestant congregations and LDS wards coordinated by Wasatch Presbyterian Church.Meals have been available in the past but were too far from the homeless shelter to encourage attendance. The new facility is one block from the new Salt Lake Community Shelter and Resource Center.
Organizers expect to serve between 400 and 600 meals a day.
St. Vincent de Paul Center has agreed to add a Saturday luncheon meal to the service sometime in the next few weeks.
Church, civic and professional organizations are encouraged to call Gerald Miller, 322-1253, to volunteer.